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WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2017
po•lit•i•cal /pəˈlɪtɪkəl/USA pronunciation   adj. 
  1. Governmentof, relating to, or concerned with politics:She's become very political: working for a candidate, going to rallies, etc.
  2. Governmentusing or seeking power in the governmental or public affairs of a state, city, etc.:a political party.
po•lit•i•cal•ly, adv.: politically involved.See -polis-.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2017
po•lit•i•cal  (pə liti kəl),USA pronunciation adj. 
  1. Governmentof, pertaining to, or concerned with politics:political writers.
  2. Governmentof, pertaining to, or connected with a political party:a political campaign.
  3. Governmentexercising or seeking power in the governmental or public affairs of a state, municipality, etc.:a political machine; a political boss.
  4. Governmentof, pertaining to, or involving the state or its government:a political offense.
  5. Governmenthaving a definite policy or system of government:a political community.
  6. Governmentof or pertaining to citizens:political rights.
po•liti•cal•ly, adv. 
  • Latin polītic(us) civic (see politic) + -al1
  • 1545–55

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

political /pəˈlɪtɪkəl/ adj
  1. of or relating to the state, government, the body politic, public administration, policy-making, etc
  2. of, involved in, or relating to government policy-making as distinguished from administration or law
  3. of or relating to the civil aspects of government as distinguished from the military
  4. of, dealing with, or relating to politics: a political person
  5. of, characteristic of, or relating to the parties and the partisan aspects of politics
  6. organized or ordered with respect to government: a political unit

poˈlitically adv


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